What to bring for the camp:
- A sleeping bag
- A sleeping mat
- Warm clothes
What to bring for the action:
- Robust shoes (preferably hiking boots)
- Robust clothes that may get dirty (preferably with long sleeves) and are warm enough during the night as well (long underwear etc.)
- A piece of cloth/scarf (useful for many purposes: protection against the sun and the cold, against pepper spray and tear gas, bandage..)
- Protection against rain and cold (ideally with a political message on it)
- A sufficient amount of water (at least 3 liters), for drinking and rinsing your eyes after use of tear gas or similar by the police, ideally in re-fillable water bottles or canisters
- An amount of any medicine you need to take regularly that is sufficient for the period you intend to stay in the action plus a bit of extra in case you get detained
Extra Things (nor required)
- First aid kit for smaller injuries
- Rescue/thermal blanket (gold/silver ones) – good for sunshine and cold
- Banners with political messages
- Some nice and eco-friendly decorations for the camp
- Musical instruments that are not too sensitive (could get dirty or broken)
- Identity papers in case you wish to identify yourself if you get detained
- A small amount of money which may come in handy when police detains you and then releases you at a distance from the camp and you may need to make your way back (of course, we will try to provide transportation in this case, but better safe ….)
However, please make sure your baggage is not too heavy in the end – you need to be able to move with it after all (at times possibly quickly).
What not to bring to the action:
(leave at home or the camp)
- Anything that contains information about yourself and/or other people and that you do not need urgently during the action (e.g. calendars, your normal phones, documents showing medical information)
- Anything that could be considered a weapon (including pocket knifes).
- For the (unlikely) event that police will resort to using pepper spray or tear gas, it is better not to put on make up or lotions with a high content of fat; for the same reason; it is better not to wear contact lenses.
- Please also consider whether you need to wear jewelry – it may not be convenient when, for example, a sit-in blockade is evicted by the police.